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Personal Wellness

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Medical school can be a demanding and time-consuming endeavor. It is critical that students focus on maintaining a healthy personal lifestyle throughout their medical career. After all, you will be spending the rest of your life supporting the healthy lifestyles and choices of your patients, so you'd better start out by practicing what you will preach!  

Maintaining personal wellness is a complex process that requires careful attention and planning. And, although it is also a very individualized issue that each student must assess for themselves, it is also a responsibility of the medical school community to support students in adopting healthy behaviors and monitoring others for signs of distress or difficulty.